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The Eleven Thousand Rods by Guillaume Apollinaire
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Feb 28, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: reviewed, french
Read in February, 2011

I find it exhilarating when I come across something as disgusting as The Story of the Eye or one of Sade's depraved stories. Les Onze Mille Verges is a very exhilarating little book. The story takes place in some sort of law-of-the-jungle world where every creature in said jungle is equipped with raging sex drives and occasionally murderous desires. No act, violent or not, seems to escape as the story contains sado-masochism in spades, coprophilia, watersports, necrophilia (including sex that doesn't begin as such, but by the end...), sodomy in staggering amounts, rape, bestiality, pederasty, with a few acts of incest for good measure. What else can one ask of a book that sets out to be over the top?

Frankly you will be disgusted, sooner or later.

It's great.
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